Not that I needed anything. But since when is that an impediment to a trip to Ikea? Sometimes you need things that you didn't know you needed. Mostly, I just like to stroll, look and see what's new, and avail myself of the hour of free childcare. There was some fun stuff to look at. And I got a new cheese grater! Wheee!
But these new fabrics just about ended me. Check it.
And if that weren't enough. I mean, look at these.
Could you die? Could? You? Die? How fantastic and fun are those? It's a new range of fabric called Annamoa. I stood at the display forever, looking at all the designs, talking to myself, and sort of cocking my head to the side like you do at an art museum. It was slightly pathetic, I'm sure. But I'm in love. "I'm in love and I don't care who knows it!"
(We've previously discussed how quotes from the movie "Elf" can enrich your life. And here is another fine example.)
Anyway, some of the examples shown above were sold out, natch. But I did snag this version.
The color in the photo isn't the greatest, but the fabric is really cute! I have some wooden frames that I'm gonna stretch the fabric over. And when I say "I", I mean "Jason". Then "I" am gonna hang it in our playroom. And then the house will be crushed under the weight of its own whimsy.
Some of you are reading this and thinking, I can't believe I just read a whole post about fabric. (Dad, I might be looking in your direction.) May I suggest that you scroll up and look at those photos again? And perhaps if your heart is still cold and hardened after that, you should rethink your priorities in life. Because who doesn't love pelicans and birdcages and giant crabs? Are you kidding me?
--You can read more about my ongoing relationship with Ikea here and here. I mean, if you're into that sort of thing.